Joanne Marie Madaglia

January 17, 1983December 15, 2020

Joanne Madaglia of Framingham, MA, beloved daughter of Sharon (Aucoin) Madaglia and Joe Ventola of Framingham and Richard Madaglia and Glynis Covino-Madaglia of Lynn, passed suddenly on December 15, 2020.

Joanne was a loving, kind individual who chose social work as her profession upon graduating from Pine Manor College. Her passion was for helping others and she considered it a joy to work with at risk youth, the homeless, the elderly and most recently with autistic children.

Joanne inherited her gift of compassion from her Mom, her artistic ability from her Dad and her love of providing service to others from both. Joanne loved word art and she embodied one of her favorite quotes, “And though she be but little, she is fierce”. Joanne found comfort in her faith at Faith Community Church of Hopkinton and quoted, “If the sky falls, hold up your hands”.

Joanne is the granddaughter of Richard Aucoin and her beloved late grandmother Irene Aucoin of Florida and the late Donald and Elizabeth Madaglia of Waltham. She is survived by a host of loving uncles and aunts and cousins as far away as Florida and Arizona and as close as Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She leaves behind Peanut her faithful, furry companion and a host of loving friends old and new.

Jo embodied the wearing of a black dress, red lipstick and her silver jewelry. As a friend stated, “she never settled for being anyone else but exactly who she wanted to be”.

In lieu of flowers, please perform a random act of kindness, especially for the LGBTQ community, for those struggling with addiction/recovery, for the elderly or children in Jo’s memory. These are all communities that she was a part of and were near and dear to her heart.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Prayers please for her family and all who loved her.


Joanne Marie Madaglia

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Tracey DiNapoli

December 17, 2020

Sweet, sweet Jo. I have no words. You were one of the very first students I worked with in the Admissions Office at Pine Manor College. You were a spunky, fun loving ray of sunshine! Eventually you became one of my Gator Guides and welcomed prospective students to the campus with your sweet disposition and beaming smile. I’m so happy we stayed in touch over the years and I was so proud to see all you accomplished in life. My heart is broken over your loss. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with your Mom Sharon and your entire family. May you rest easy and know you will never be forgotten.

Helen Higgins

December 17, 2020

I’ll forever remember the beautiful and sweet little girl in my second grade class. Her mom, Sharon, joined us daily and we always had a happy day. I’ve followed Joanne over the years and will miss her being with us here on earth.
My most sincere condolences to Sharon and family. Peace be with you.
Love, Helen Higgins